The father of a toddler who was killed at a pedestrian crossing is dismayed at what he says is Government inaction to improve safety.
Jessica De Andrade was killed when she was hit by a truck that did not stop at a crossing in Sydney’s south three years ago.
The girl’s father Rui De Andrade says countdown timers which indicate how much time people have to cross a road should be installed at busy intersections.
“There is a lot the Government can do,” he said.
“I could just say this to the Premier, the RTA and the transport minister: please consider all options to keep our pedestrians safe money and time should not be a barrier to all this.”
The New South Wales Government says a dedicated red light arrow has been installed at the intersection and is being gradually introduced elsewhere.
Transport Minister David Campbell says changes are being made where there is a high volume of heavy vehicles.
“The RTA will introduce new guidelines from traffic signals and that will include a requirement for dedicated left turn arrows at intersections,” he said.
“The RTA already regularly reviews timings at crossing as pedestrian flows and traffic levels change.”